-The Palmer Course-
The Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course at Stonewall Resort is truly a hidden gem! This incredible course tucked away in the mountains offers a fun and relaxing experience for golfers of every level. Here, you'll enjoy superb conditions, peaceful surroundings and an unmatched natural setting. Multiple tee selections on each hole allow you to embrace as much of Arnold Palmer's design as you wish.
Please note that The Palmer Course is currently closed and will reopen on April 1st, 2017!
A Letter to You, our Valued Guest!
Click below to read a special letter from our PGA Professional and Director of Golf, Randy Hernly, talking about the 2016 season and our big plans and celebrations in the works for 2017!
A Letter to You
November 7, 2016
As The Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort closes for the 2016 golf season I would like to thank all of our Daily and Resort Guests for their support during the past seven months. The 2016 golf season was like no other.
“A very wet spring, which did not allow proper root development and maturation heading in to summer. Once the summer got hot, it got very hot. When it rained, it often rained too much. There were record temperatures, record rain events, and extremely high humidity all summer long. Such a summer is akin to asking a human who is suffering heat stroke to stick their head in a plastic bag and survive for an extended period with very limited oxygen.” (GCSAA Golf Course Notification, August 2016).
With the conditions listed above, we struggled to provide the expected playing conditions of our guests and our Professional Staff. The putting greens at holes 9, 12 and 14 were closed for the season on September 8th and reseeded at that time. In October additional drainage systems were installed in these putting green complexes. Furthermore, the high temperatures and humidity levels made playing golf very uncomfortable for most of us during a large portion of the summer golf season.
The good news is that these putting greens have almost fully recovered and will be in excellent condition for opening day April 1, 2017! In addition, worn areas around green perimeters along with green approach and collar areas have been re-sodded this fall and will be fully recovered for the 2017 opening of the course. The knockout blow that Mother Nature gave us during July through mid-September was replaced with excellent growing conditions in October. We anticipate the golf course going into the winter of 2016-17 being in the best condition ever!
We also look forward to celebrating the 15th anniversary of the opening of The Palmer Course in 2017. We are planning a season long celebration of the life of Arnold Palmer to coincide with this anniversary celebration culminating with a “Birthday Celebration for Mr. Palmer” on Sunday, September 10th. This would have been Mr. Palmer’s 88th birthday!
Our Palmer Club Memberships are currently available for the 2017 golf season. Please contact me at the Golf Shop (304-269-8886) or by email (click here) for information on our membership program or you may click here for information. The 2017 Palmer Card is also be available by clicking here, calling me at the Golf Shop, emailing me or visiting our Christmas Shoppe. This is a tremendous value for golf at The Palmer Course for 2017 offering 2 rounds of golf ($75 per round) and a $50 gift card!
Again thank you for your support during 2016 and all the way back to June 1, 2002. I look forward to seeing all of our golfers again in the spring of 2017 as we kick off a great celebration of golf at Stonewall Resort.
Director of Golf
The Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort
"All my friends who know it tell me they really love Stonewall. They enjoy going there to play and say it's the perfect venue for golf. Very picturesque!"
Our 15th Anniversary and Season-long Celebration of Arnold Palmer!
Arnold Palmer was not only a legendary player and ambassador for golf, but a successful businessman and renowned humanitarian. Following his recent passing, we will be honoring Mr. Palmer's legacy as well as celebrating The Palmer Course's 15th anniversary all season long in 2017. This spring, we hope you will join us to celebrate and enjoy a course carved by The King!
Since his passing, we've heard numerous stories from our friends and fellow golfers about how Mr. Palmer directly or indirectly made an impact on their lives. We'd love to hear more from you, and we invite you to share your stories with us by clicking here to e-mail us.
We've recently introduced The King's Course, a short course which overlays the existing Palmer Course but has a unique set of tees that allows youth, beginner golfers and skilled players alike the option of a 2,600-yard short course. The King's Course presents the quality of an Arnold Palmer Signature Course at a more comfortable length.
The Golf Shop & Lightburn's Restaurant
Stonewall Resort's Golf Clubhouse offers a Golf Shop full of modern, high-end men and women apparel, merchandise, and equipment. Above the Golf Shop, you'll find Lightburn's Restaurant. Here you can relax, unwind and celebrate after your round while overlooking the entire resort.
Please note that both the Golf Shop and Lightburn's are currently closed for the season and will reopen in April. We encourage you to stop by our Christmas Shoppe in the lodge for golf apparel and retail items.